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Newcastle Advancing the Commercial Applications of Graphene Briefing Report

The final briefing event for Innovate UK and EPSRC’s funding competition: Advancing the Commercial Applications of Graphene, was held on 7 th October 2015, in Newcastle with over 40 delegates in attendance.   Steve Fletcher from KTN opened and ran the event with introductions of both the Knowledge Transfer Network and the Graphene Special Interest Group (SIG).    ...
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Perovskite solar cells with graphene electrodes

The need to develop a low cost, flexible and transparent alternative to the rigid and opaque solar cell led to the development of the dye-sensitised solar cell (DSC). This however suffers from low efficiency and so now the focus is on the third generation perovskite-based cells. Perovskites are materials with the same crystal structure as calcium titanate (CaTiO 3 ). Researchers at Hong...
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London Briefing Event Report and Webcast Link

The London competition briefing for Innovate UK and EPSRC’s funding competition: Advancing the Commercial Applications of Graphene, was held on 23 rd September 2015, with 60 delegates in attendance. Representatives from Innovate UK (Lien Ngo, Ellie Ricketts-Jones & Sarah Vodden) introduced the competition, elaborating on the scope, funding available and the application process. ...
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Innovate UK Awards £700,000 Self-Cleaning Graphene Membrane Grant

G2O Water International, a US-based graphene innovation and application company, has won a £700,000 grant from Innovate UK for the development of low cost, self-cleaning graphene-coated membranes. The project which was granted under Innovate UK's 'Creating smart products from smart materials' programme aims to develop a low cost, self-cleaning coating technology based on functionalised...
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Cardiff Briefing: Event Report

The first briefing event for Innovate UK and EPSRC’s funding competition: Advancing the Commercial Applications of Graphene, was held yesterday, 8 th September 2015, in Cardiff. Paul Huggett from KTN opened the event with introductions of both the Knowledge Transfer Network and the Graphene Special Interest Group (SIG).  During which Paul highlighted the Knowledge Transfer Networks...
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Self-cleaning graphene-coated membrane

Innovate UK recently launched a competition for funding that related to the development of smart products using smart materials in production processes, the proposal being that  projects must involve the development of a smart product, or the enhancement of an existing product with the addition of smart properties.  Some nine projects have been successful and will be funded...
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Call for Posters: Get your innovation seen by those who could take it further

  Showcase your innovation at the UK's largest annual gathering of engineering & technology innovators     Hosted as part of Advanced Engineering UK, Enabling Innovation invites you to submit your entry to the Emerging Innovations Poster Zone' (and supporting presentations) - Sponsored by...
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Graphene ink for 3D-printed objects

Northwestern University in the USA claim an ink that could allow 3D-printed products for electronics and biomedical applications. The key is the concentration of graphene in the ink which they have increased to 60% from the more usual 20%. This is achieved by aligning the graphene flakes through extrusion and the use of a biocompatible, biodegradable and hyperelastic polyester as a binder in...
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Perpetuus to showcase graphene prototypes at Cardiff event

KTN has organised a series of consortia building events in support of Innovate UK’s “Advancing the Commercial Applications of Graphene Competition” and the first of these is next Tuesday 8 th September at the Holiday Inn in Cardiff.   We have secured Ian Walters of Perpetuus as a presenter who will represent the industry producers and will be talking about the...
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Graphene production using nano-CVD technology

Whilst graphene might not be described as a smart material in the true sense of the definition, i.e. a material that responds reversibly to a stimulut in its environment, I think that it's use in a flexible touch sensor for artificial skin might just qualify. The report and the potential application comes from the University of Exeter and from Monica Craciun's group in the Engineering...
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New Paper - Graphene Research and Enterprise: Mapping innovation and business growth in a strategic emerging technology

Graphene Research and Enterprise: Mapping innovation and business growth in a strategic emerging technology – a new Nesta Working Paper by Philip Shapira, Abdullah Gök, and Fatemeh Salehi Yazdi of the  Manchester Institute of Innovation Research and Manchester Business School, University of Manchester is now available.   This paper presents the results of research to develop...
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Full Competition Scope Announced: Advancing the commercial applications of graphene

Innovate UK and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) are investing up to £2.5 million in technical feasibility studies to target the applications of graphene with the greatest commercial potential. The aim of this competition is to stimulate the exploitation of this high-performance material, as well as related carbon-based 2D materials that have...
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Graphene Given Recycling Boost

Engineers at the Graphene Flagship have demonstrated a recyclable technique that yields cost-effective, high-quality graphene. The technique, which has been designed to enhance the traditional method of synthesising graphene via the chemical vapour deposition (CVD) of methane gas onto a copper substrate, permits researchers to peel graphene flakes from a CVD substrate with minimal...
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Graphene holds promise for next-generation fuel-efficient cars

Graphene could lead to greener more fuel-efficient cars in the future by converting heat into electricity, according to researchers at the University of Manchester. Harvesting heat produced by a car’s engine which would otherwise be wasted and using it to recharge the car’s batteries or powering the air-conditioning system could be a significant feature in the next generation of hybrid...
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New funding competition announced: Advancing the Commercial Applications of Graphene

Innovate UK and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) are investing up to £2.5 million in technical feasibility studies to target the applications of graphene with the greatest commercial potential. The aim of this competition is to stimulate the exploitation of this high-performance material, as well as related carbon-based two-dimensional materials that have...
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Visit Reports: Graphene 2015 Conference in Bilbao

The KTN provided an opportunity for UK companies to gain a unique insight into Graphene and 2D Materials sector by accompanying the KTN on a visit to the 5 th Graphene Conference in Bilbao, 10-13 th March 2015. Some of the feedback we received included:   ProGnomics: “As a young SME, the opportunity has benefitted us immensely. Without funding from the KTN, it...
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Graphene Ink to Print Energy Storage Devices

Batteries, supercapacitors and other energy storage devices could one day be printed on desktops from conductive graphene ink, thanks to researchers in the UK. Consumers are constantly demanding ever greater storage capacity from the batteries in smart phones, tablets and other devices. And if solar, wind, and wave power are ever to contribute a substantial proportion of our...
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New method produces graphene crystals 'in minutes instead of hours'

A method for creating large graphene crystals in minutes instead of hours has been demonstrated by Oxford University researchers. The development is expected to pave the way for cost-effective high quality graphene production on a commercial scale. This would aid the development of new technologies in fields such as electronics and metrology, owing to graphene’s combination of...
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Job Opportunity: Graphene Sensors for Dementia

The Centre for NanoHealth at Swansea University are looking for suitable applicants to apply for a  post as a Research Assistant / Research Officer on the EPSRC funded project “Novel Point-of-Care Diagnostic Techniques for Dementia”. This project is in collaboration with the University of Plymouth and the sucessful candiate will work  within Swansea University’s £22m...
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Graphene and 3D Shapes

It seems that the challenge to produce graphene in 3D shapes has been solved by scientists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. They have taken graphene sheet and soaked it in a solvent to make it malleable before laying it onto 3D shapes. The solvent evapourates over time leaving the graphene coating the shape. The shapes were all part of microstructures of 3.5 - 50...
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A U.K. startup wants to use graphene to heat your home Read more: http://www.digitaltrends.com/home/xefro-uses-graphene-to-heat-your-home/#ixzz3dEnE6

More people are looking for ways to cut back in energy usage in any way they can, especially after the frigid winter much of the U.S. just experienced. One U.K. startup may provide new options with graphene. Xefro  has created a graphene-based heating system that can reduce energy costs up to 70 percent, according to  IEEE Spectrum . Furthermore, it can quickly switch on...
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Perpetuus licences technology to Japan

Printed Electronics World has reported that Perpetuus Advanced Materials had entered into an agreement, through their subsidiary, Perpetuus Carbon Technologies Limted, to licence the technology used at Ammanford to produce functionalised graphene to Graphene Platform Corporation in Tokyo. They will use the technology top produce hundreds of tonnes of plasma functionalised graphene to...
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New report: Nanomaterials and Graphene for 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing

For your information, please see the new report on: Nanomaterials and Graphene for 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing at: https://www.delstark.com/nanomaterials-and-graphene-for-3d-printing-and-additive-manufacturing/     Nanomaterials and Graphene for 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing
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Sunvault Presents 1000F Graphene Supercapacitor at Wall Street Conference

  Published on April 8, 2015 at 6:23 AM SUNVAULT ENERGY INC.(SVLT) was recently at the Wall Street Conference in Miami Florida where CEO Gary Monaghan and Sunvault Director Governor Bill Richardson addressed the audience on recent company developments. For more information click the link    
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The Next Graphene Competition

The next Graphene competition Following the success of the 2014 competition “Realising the Graphene Revolution”, Innovate UK is planning to follow up with a further competition later in 2015.  The first competition generated high levels of interest and high quality applications, and graphene continues to offer exploitation opportunities for many sectors and applications....
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